Copernicus Sentinel-1: making our seas safer22 October 2014
Copernicus Sentinel-1: making our seas safer22 October 2014 Within the first days of its operational life, the Sentinel-1A satellite has provided data for marine services in the Arctic.
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014 Contracts were signed today to build three pairs of MetOp Second Generation satellites, ensuring the continuity of essential information for global weather forecasting and climate monitoring for decades to come.
Romania to shed new light on the atmosphere14 October 2014
Romania to shed new light on the atmosphere14 October 2014 Romania is leading the way in an ambitious project to build an instrument to detect and monitor tiny particles suspended in the air. The new ‘lidar’– the first of its kind in Europe – is set to contribute to ESA’s satellites that focus on the atmosphe...
Dragon receives high award in China09 October 2014
Dragon receives high award in China09 October 2014 Following a decade of cooperation, China has honoured ESA’s Yves-Louis Desnos with the People’s Republic of China Friendship Award – the country’s highest honour for foreign experts who have contributed to China’s economic and social progress.
My Planet from Space07 October 2014
My Planet from Space07 October 2014 The fragility and beauty of our planet came into focus yesterday with a special viewing of satellite images at Rome’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni. The event was attended by the heads of ESA, NASA, Italy’s space agency and representatives from the Italia...
First Copernicus satellite now operational06 October 2014
First Copernicus satellite now operational06 October 2014 With the commissioning of Sentinel-1A completed and the satellite’s transfer to the team in charge of its exploitation, its data are available as of today to all users. This marks the beginning of the satellite’s operational life, delivering radar co...